AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko hopes to have a crack at coaching the club one day himself in the future.
2004 Ballon d’Or winner Shevchenko enjoyed a glorious seven-year spell at Milan across two separate spells, where he finished as the club’s second all-time highest scorer on 175 goals in 322 appearances.
The 42-year-old also won five trophies at the San Siro, which included the Serie A and Champions League.
After hanging up his boots in 2012, Shevchenko has been coaching the Ukrainian national team for the past three years. He has also entered politics back in his homeland.
But it turns out he would like to emulate ex-team-mates Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf in coaching Milan one day.
“Milan are a club that’s a part of my life,” Shevchenko told DAZN.
“However, I’m busy with the Ukrainian national team right now and Gattuso is already doing a great job.
“Certainly, I’d like to coach Milan one day because I’m very attached to them, the fans and my former team-mates.
“Maybe it’ll be my turn to coach Milan one day.”
Shevchenko may get a crack at coaching Milan, perhaps, even sooner than he imagined considering the pressure that is on Gattuso’s shoulders at the moment.
The Italian coach has overseen a dreadful run of form, with Milan winning just two of their last nine matches.
Therefore, the Rossoneri’s hopes of silverware for the first time since the Supercoppa Italiana in 2016 came to an end last month when Lazio knocked them out of the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
Despite winning their last match 2-1 over Bologna, Milan are three points outside the Serie A top-four places ahead of the final three games of the season.
Former AS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco was spotted in Milan on Monday night amid rumours he’s begun preliminary talks with sporting director Leonardo over replacing Gattuso for next season.